2019 Pickin’ Up Steam Meet Recap

The third annual Pickin’ Up Steam meet was held on September 28, 2019 at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.  Appropriately, it was held near the railroad tracks that bisect the campus. Several trains rolled through during the meet. Fifty-seven swimmers from 17 clubs throughout Virginia and Maryland competed.  There was also one competitor representing Connecticut Masters.

Virginia Masters come in first in team scores with 188 points.  E Team from Ruckersville finished second with 114 points and Burkwood Aquatics Masters from Mechanicsville came in third with 106 points.  Virginia Masters topped the women’s team scores and Tide Swimming from Virginia Beach finished first in the men’s scores.

This year a special award was given to the person swimming the fastest total time in the pentathlon: 50 Fly, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Free, and 100 IM.   Jonathan Parker of Freedom Aquatics in Manassas won the award with a total time of 177.95 seconds.  Dane Schwartz of Virginia Masters came in second with a combined time of 181.37 seconds.  Tom Denes from Montgomery Ancient Mariners in Maryland finished third with a time of 217.64 seconds.

Results, scores and meet records for the meet can be found at the meet website at http://www.rmcmastersmeet.org/.


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